Ruby has a slightly slower startup time, but actual execution speed is about
the same in my experience. It is NOT 30 times slower than Perl. For a
benchmark comparison of Ruby & Perl (among many others), see the “Great
Computer Language Shootout”:
From: ccos [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
i’m not a perl user.
i have no agenda.
somebody on another list i’m on just
made something of a sweeping statement.
that ruby is slow.
thirty times slower than perl.
there is discussion on that list
about whether to use ruby for a certain project
which is very timing sensitive.
just curious what any of you might have to
say about the aforementioned comparison.